Term Dates & School Timings
Term Dates at St Matthews Catholic Primary School
Please see below the term dates for this Academic year.
If you have any queries regarding these dates or would like to discuss potential holiday absence, please contact the school office.
A downloadable copy of our 2019-20 term dates can be found here:
Holiday/Closure Date School Closes Date School Resumes
TTD Monday 2nd September 2019 Tuesday 3rd September 2019
October Half Term Friday 18th October 2019 Monday 28th October 2019
Christmas 2019 Friday 20th December 2019 Monday 6th January 2020
TTD Friday 14th February 2020
Spring Half Term 2020 Thursday 13th February 2020 Monday 24th February 2020
Easter Friday 3rd April 2020 Monday 20th April 2020
May Day Friday 8th May 2020 (Note May Day is a Friday in 2020)
TTD Friday 22nd May 2020
Summer Half Term 2019 Thursday 21st May 2020 Monday 1st June 2020
Summer 2018 Friday 17th July 2020 TBC
Leave of Absence/Holiday Absence
A link to our attendance policy can be found:
Time off school for family holidays cannot be authorised. Schools have the discretion, in exceptional circumstances to authorise leave absence:
For service personnel and other employees who are prevented from taking holidays outside term-time
if the holiday will have minimal disruption to the pupil’s education; When a family needs to spend time together to support each other during or after a crisis.
Applications for Leave of Absence where dates can be known ahead,
must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the requested date.
Consideration is given to each request before a decision is reached on behalf of the Governing Body (Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006). Each case will be judged on its merits in line with the criteria outlined above. The decision is final and once the decision to not authorise the leave is taken, it cannot be authorised retrospectively.
A copy of our leave of absence form can be found:
School begins at 8:45 am, children should aim to be on the school yard by 8:40 to avoid delays getting into school. (Breakfast Club is available from 7:30am each morning.) and school ends at 3pm each day (We have afterschool wraparound care available 3-6pm (Monday to Thursday) and till 5pm (Friday). To book either afterschool or Breakfast club, please contact the school office.